Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Pete in TN
    • 10. Space Station #5 by Montrose
      Sammy Hagar could still belt it out in 1973. Rock & Roll at its finest.
    • 9. Frankenstein by Edgar Winter Group
      Ronnie Montrose out front on guitar. Turn it up loud!
    • 8. Green Grass & High Tides by The Outlaws
      Doesn't get much better than the guitar jam at the end.
    • 7. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
      Couldn't leave Zep out.
    • 6. Runnin' With The Devil by Van Halen
      Eddie's best!
    • 5. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
      Another classic, never grows old.
    • 4. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Talk about timeless, college football fans still hear this one every week.
    • 3. Stranglehold by Ted Nugent
      A classic, never gets old.
    • 2. Rock Candy by Montrose
      Hard to pick here, since EVERY song on Montrose's debut album belongs on this list.
    • 1. Love To Love by UFO
      Awesome song! The guitar solo at the end will leave you breathless. Can't believe this one's not on anyone's list...

    Today's music - even the rock and roll - doesn't have the depth of this stuff. Coming up with the top 10 was tough because there's SO MUCH to choose!
    By: THE SAGE
    • 10. Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival
      Just love to listen to it.
    • 9. Paradise By The Dashboard Light by Meat Loaf
      Ain't no doubt about it.
    • 8. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
      Now they were planning the song of the century!
    • 7. Imagine by John Lennon
      Just Imagine
    • 6. Let It Be by The Beatles
      How can you not love that song?
    • 5. Dream On by Aerosmith
      No comments, it's too good.
    • 4. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      I wish I could see them play that!
    • 3. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      And this bird you cannot change!!!!!
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The greatest song in the world, no exeptions!!!!!!!!

    By: Shane Brooks
    • 10. Jet Boy Jet Girl by Elton Motello
      Gay Blitzkreig. Unearth this song and check out the lyrics. Vary risque for the 70's.
    • 9. Dipstick by X (Aust)
      The best band I have ever seen live. More power than Sabbath.More passion than a drunken menage a trois.
    • 8. Independence Day by Comsat Angels
      British classic.
    • 7. Duchess by The Stranglers
      And the Rodneys are queueing up God forbid!
    • 6. Hot Love by T Rex
      Viva Marc! Your legacy lives on!
    • 5. Make Me Smile by Cockney Rebel
      Pretentious lyrics but sound fantastic in a song. Another artist who was vastly underrated.
    • 4. Pretty Vacant by Sex Pistols
      Changed my life when I heard it in '77.
    • 3. Roadrunner by Jonathon Richman
      Any song by this weird little genius would make the cut.
    • 2. Ballroom Blitz by The Sweet
      Bubblegum on acid.
    • 1. Rock And Roll Pt. 1 by Gary Glitter
      Best DANCE song ever written, especially after a bottle of Tequila!

    Eclectic I know, and there are dozens more I could have chosen. But at least there is no Journey,,Kansas,,Boston or REO Speedwagon in there.
    By: Scott
    • 10. Layla by Eric Clapton
      At the Rainbow Palace, this song was UNBELIEVABLE. It has my favorite guitar riff of all time and not to mention a decent solo as well. Can really get the blood flowing.
    • 9. Brain Damage/Eclipse by Pink Floyd
      This is really just one song, I don't care what the album says. Another psychedelic Pink Floyd song that is kind of creepy. You really have to understand Pink Floyd before you can enjoy the song fully.
    • 8. Don't Stop Believin' by Journey
      Possibly has the best under 20 second guitar solo ever made. Beyond that, it is the signature song of a really underrated band. Always seems to pump me up for some reason...
    • 7. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      The second most requested song ever. The effects in this song are absolutely incredible. And, oh yeah, it has one of the best solos in the history of humankind.
    • 6. Baba 'O Reilly by The Who
      This song has everything. The trademark Who guitar and vocals, and the greatest opening of any song ever made. No, you noobs, this is not called "Teenage Wasteland"
    • 5. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Everyone on the planet knows this song. Was my favorite song for quite a while. Welcome to the hotel california... man this song can really help you relax at the end of a long day.
    • 4. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Can anyone argue that this isn't one of the greatest songs ever made? Roger Waters really outdid himself on this song. So many metaphors and messages! But really, really great music as well.
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      I wasn't a huge Queen fan, but this song truly got me hooked after hearing it on the radio one day. It has one of the most recognizable bridges ever made. Bismillah, no! We will not let you go! Awesome.
    • 2. 2112 by Rush
      Unfortunately, this awesome song isn't on too many lists. For those of you who haven't listened to this song, I pity you. Go out and buy 2112 and induldge in the greatest 20:33 of your life.
    • 1. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      This has got to be one of the most pschedelic songs of all time. Forgetting that, it also has one of the best solos ever, not to mention the usual incredible Floyd bass and lyrics.

    It's easy to tell that my favorite band is Pink Floyd. They are the best band of all time, and it isn't close. People will think I'm crazy because Stairway To Heaven (or any Zeppelin) isn't on the list. I think that Stairway To Heaven is the most overrated song ever made, and Zeppelin's best is Immigrant Song. I prefer softer rock to Metallica and Judas Priest style music, so not everyone will agree with my list. But listen to these 10 songs, and you'll agree with me.
    By: Jerec Darkheart
    • 10. Day After Day by Badfinger
    • 9. Hand Me Down World by The Guess Who
    • 8. Walk Away by The James Gang
    • 7. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 6. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
    • 5. Suffragette City by David Bowie
    • 4. Shooting Star by Bad Company
    • 3. Let It Be by The Beatles
    • 2. Freebird (Live Version) by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      What is there to say about the greatest song ever?!?!

    By: Tracy Fink
    • 10. Southern Nights by Glen Campbell
    • 9. I Love You by Climax Blues Band
    • 8. Cool Change by Little River Blues Band
    • 7. Sister Golden Hair by America
    • 6. Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles by Captain Beefheart
    • 5. Blue Skies by Willie Nelson
    • 4. I Love A Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbitt
    • 3. The Goodbye Girl by David Gates
    • 2. Behind Closed Doors by Charlie Rich
    • 1. Eres Tu by Mocedades

    By: Kevin
    • 10. Jessica by The Allman Brothers
    • 9. Pinball Wizard by The Who
    • 8. Sunshine Of Your Love by Cream
    • 7. Stayin' Alive by BeeGees
      Altogether fun. Just beats "A Fifth of Beethoven".
    • 6. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. American Pie by Don McLean
      Whiskey and Rye, need I say more?
    • 4. Dream On by Aerosmith
      Wow. Just wow.
    • 3. Diary by Bread
      Good one...
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Very versatile and fun song to sing along with :D
    • 1. Baba O'Reilly by The Who
      Amazing song, I could listen to this all day long.

    Me and my two friends T.J. and Tim helped me comprise this never fail, always good list. Great stuff, the 70s.
    By: Dennis
    • 10. Jail Break by AC/DC
      Great song, great lyrics, great rock band. Bon Scott a true poet, you left us far too early.
    • 9. Seasons Of Change by Black Feather
    • 8. Matter Of Time by Sherbert
    • 7. Bawyn Callin by Skyhooks
      Raunchy lyrics by a glam rock outfit.
    • 6. Show Me The Way by Brian Cadd & Don Mudie
      Great song, great lyrics, by a great artist.
    • 5. Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again by The Angels
      A great song by a legendary Aussie rock group.
    • 4. It's Because I Love You by The Masters Apprentice
      Great song, great band.
    • 3. Golden Miles by Healing Force
      Australian one-hit wonders of the seventies, a great song.
    • 2. Let There Be Rock by AC/DC
      It's AC/DC - enough said!
    • 1. Evie (Parts 1, 2 & 3) by Stevie Wright
      Possibly the greatest Australian song of the seventies written by the the duo who put many Australian artists on the world map. Harry Vander and George Young.

    These are some of the best Australian songs of the seventies which, if the reader will listen to them, will prove that Australian music was and is up there with the best in the world.
    By: Barbara Buffington
    • 10. Moondance by Van Morrison
      Fun and romantic.
    • 9. Witchy Woman by The Eagles
      It has a very sensual quality.
    • 8. Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass
      Another good story done well.
    • 7. Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac
      Unique song and perfect voice to put it across.
    • 6. Rock On by David Essex
      A true classic!
    • 5. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue by Crystal Gayle
      Clever lyrics and catchy tune, sung very well.
    • 4. Midnight Blue by Melissa Manchester
      Very haunting.
    • 3. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down by Joan Baez
      I love a good song that tells a good story...
    • 2. Wild World by Cat Stevens
      Cat Stevens was so natural and had such an unique style. I can listen to his "Tea For The Tillerman" album over and over again.
    • 1. Heaven On The 7th Floor by Paul Nicholas
      What can I say? It's a "guilty pleasure" that makes me smile every time I hear it.

    These are the songs that continue to elicit powerful emotions when I hear them.
    By: Rory DeCarlo
    • 10. Burning Bridges by Mike Curb Congregation
    • 9. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Are Friends Electric? by Gary Numan and the Tubeway Army
    • 7. Mr. Jaws by Dickie Goodman
    • 6. Saturday Night Special by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 5. Someone Saved My Life Tonight by Elton John
    • 4. Killer Queen by Queen
    • 3. I'm On Fire by Dwight Twilley Band
    • 2. S.O.S. by ABBA
    • 1. I'm Not In Love by 10cc
      Totally spooky late at night.

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